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Inniskillin Tempranillo Discovery Series 2011, British Columbia

$30.09 in B.C.

Hats off to Inniskillin for trying its hand at the tempranillo grape, a red variety scarcely found outside its native Spain, where it shines especially brightly in the vineyards of Rioja. This hails from a cool, short growing season in the Okanagan, delivering a light-medium-bodied frame and clean, crisp edge. There is admirable ripeness here if not the weight of previous vintages. Available in the West, direct from

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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